September 24, 2008
I thought people might find it useful to see, in writing, the sequence necessary in order for students to post in the Student Forum. Pau and I (Larry) are just beginning to use it — since my US History ESL students are just now learning about Columbus and the conquistadors, they are going to write questions about them to Pau’s students in Spain.
First, each student needs to register at the Edublogs homepage, just like each teacher did. They should click the box saying they just want a user name. They should also make sure the “remember” box is not clicked.
They will then receive an activation code at their email, which they should click on.
Then, when they want to post on the student forum, they should first go to the Edublogs home page and sign-in. Then they go to the Student Showcase blog and click on Student Forum. They then click on the the “thread” of conversation they want to participate in, or start a new thread, and start typing.
If they want to make a comment on presentations that are posted in the body of the blog by individual classes and do not want to leave an audio comment on that Voice Thread, they can just leave a written comment in the comments section of that presentation and do not have to be signed into Edublogs.
Some teachers have checked out the Vaestro audio chatboard I’ve set-up. I think that works very well, too, so am interested in having my class engage with others if and when you’re interested.